Social Work Journals and Other Serial Publications in Africa (ASWNet Index)

The ASWNet indexes journals, books and other serial publications published in Africa. Use the form to suggest a publication to be indexed, to submit an abstract for abstracting and for requesting an African Publication Number (APN). The criteria for inclusion:

  • Published in Africa or run b Africans outside Africa
  • Majority of editorial staff is African
  • Has published in the last 10 years
  • Publication adheres to African ethics and values in research and publishing
  • A publication does not necessarily need to have an ISSN, ISBN or APN to be included in this index.

INDEXED PUBLICATIONS – SOCIAL WORK AND DEVELOPMENT

PublicationDetailsComments
1African Journal of Social WorkPublished by the National Association of Social Workers – ZimbabwePublishes 6 times a year
2Social Work/Maatskaplike WerkPublished by Dept. of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Stellenbosch UniversityPublishes 4 times a year in March, June, August and October
3Journal of Social Development in AfricaPublished by the Midlands State University, School of Social Work, ZimbabwePublishes 2 times a year
4The Egyptian Journal of Social Work (EJSW)Published by the Faculty of social work, Helwan University, EgyptPublishes 2 times a year
5African Journal of DisabilityPublished by CRS, AfriNEAD and CEDRESPublishes one volume a year. Articles are published as soon as they are accepted.
6People Centered – The Journal of Development Administration Published by the of Institute of Development Administration, ZimbabwePublishes 4 times a year
7Africa Development / Afrique et DéveloppementPublished by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), a Pan-African research organisation headquartered in Dakar, SenegalPublished 4 times a year until 2018. Bilingual – English and French
8Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social DevelopmentUniversity of South Africa Press, South AfricaPublished 3 times a year until 2016
9African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social IssuesDepartment of Psychology University of Ibadan Ibadan, NigeriaPublished 3 times a year
10SAHARA: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS
The Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA) Publishes one issue per year through Taylor and Francis
11Nigeria Journal of Social Work EducationUniversity of Ibadan, NigeriaPublished once yearly in June
12Rwanda Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Business

University of RwandaPublishes 4 issues 1 volume per year (4 times a year)
13Gender and Behaviour Department of Psychology Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife NigeriaPublishes 2 times a year
14Journal of Sustainable Development in AfricaClarion University of Pennsylvania, USAPublished outside Africa. Published 4 times a year in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer
15Benin Journal of Social Work and Community DevelopmentDepartment of Social Work, University of Benin, NigeriaPublished 3 times a year beginning 2020
16Journal of Social Work in Developing SocietiesPublished by Department of Social Work, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NigeriaPublished once a year
17Journal of Sociology and DevelopmentSt. Augustine University of Tanzania, Department of SociologyOnce a year
18The Zambia Social Science Journal Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, ZambiaPublished 2 times a year. last published in 2018.
19Institute of Social Work JournalInstitute of Social Work, TanzaniaPublishes 2 times a year. No single article verified. Publishes several fields in one journal – Social Work, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Labour Relations and Public Management and other business-related fields

INDEXED PUBLICATIONS – ALL SOCIAL WORK AND DEVELOPMENT RELATED

PublicationDetailsComments
1African Journal of Social WorkPublished by the National Association of Social Workers – ZimbabwePublishes 6 times a year
2Social Work/Maatskaplike WerkPublished by Dept. of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Stellenbosch UniversityPublishes 4 times a year in March, June, August and October
3Journal of Social Development in AfricaPublished by the Midlands State University, School of Social Work, ZimbabwePublishes 2 times a year
4The Egyptian Journal of Social Work (EJSW)Published by the Faculty of social work, Helwan University, EgyptPublishes 2 times a year
African Journal of DisabilityPublished by CRS, AfriNEAD and CEDRESOne volume a year. Articles published as soon as they are accepted.
5People Centered – The Journal of Development Administration Published by the of Institute of Development Administration, ZimbabwePublishes 4 times a year
6Africa Development / Afrique et DéveloppementPublished by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), a Pan-African research organisation headquartered in Dakar, SenegalPublished 4 times a year until 2018. Bilingual – English and French
7African Sociological ReviewPublished by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), a Pan-African research organisation headquartered in Dakar, Senegal2 times a year
8African Journal of Reproductive Health (AJRH)Published by the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC).Publishes 6 times a year in February, April, June, August, October and December.. Bilingual – English and French
9African Health Sciences
African Health Sciences Makerere University Medical School, Kampala Uganda.4 times a year
10African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines (AJTCAM)African Traditional Herbal Medicine Supporters Initiative (ATHMSI)3 times a year. Last published 2019.
11African Journal of Economic Review (AJER)The Open University of Tanzania;Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Tanzania2 times a year
12African Research Review (AFRREV)International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers (IAARR), Bahir Dar, Ethiopia3 times yearly – April, August and December
13Journal of African DevelopmentPennsylvania State University Press, USAPublished outside Africa
14Eastern Africa Social Science Research ReviewOrganization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)Publishes 2 times a year
15Filosofia Theoretica – Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions
Calabar School of Philosophy (CSP), University of Calabar, NigeriaPublished twice each year; January-June and July-December
16Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social DevelopmentUniversity of South Africa Press, South AfricaPublished 3 times a year until 2016
17African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social IssuesDepartment of Psychology University of Ibadan Ibadan, NigeriaPublished 3 times a year
18African Journal on Conflict Resolution (AJCR)ACCORD (NGO), Durban, South Africa2 times a year
19East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights
Human Rights and Peace Centre, Faculty of Law, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda2 times a year. Last published in 2008
20Southern Peace ReviewSouthern Institute of Peace Building and Development, Zimbabwe2 times a year
21The CounsellorFaculty of Education, Lagos State University, NigeriaThe journal is published twice during a year
22Edo Journal of CounsellingEdo Chapter of Counselling Association of NigeriaLast published in 2011. 2 times a year
23Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling (TNJGC) Department of Counsellor Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.Once a year
24Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies (IJHS)Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NigeriaOnce a year
25Journal of Consumer Sciences South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences (SAAFECS)Once a year
26The Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (JSAA)Society for the Professionalization of Student Affairs in Africa (SPSAA), South Africa2 times a year
27Makerere Journal of Higher Education (MAJOHE) East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development, Makerere University, UgandaTwice a year in February and August
28East African Journal of Public HealthMuhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaLast published in 2019. Once – 3 times a year
29SAHARA: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS
The Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA) which is an alliance of partners established to conduct, support and use social sciences research to prevent the further spread of HIV and mitigate the impact of its devastation in sub-Saharan Africa.Publishes one issue per year through Taylor and Francis
30African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR)Published by NISC Pvt LtdPublishes 4 times per year
31Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental HealthPublished by NISC Pvt LtdPublished 3 times a year
32South African Journal of Child Health
Health and Medical Publishing, Cape Town, South Africa4 times a year
33Nigeria Journal of Social Work EducationUniversity of Ibadan, NigeriaPublished once yearly in June
34Rwanda Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Business

University of RwandaPublishes 4 issues 1 volume per year (4 times a year)
35Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social SciencesForum Press, South AfricaPublishes 2 times a year
36Critical Studies in Teaching and LearningUniversity of the Western Cape, South AfricaPublishes 2 times a year
37Gender and Behaviour Department of Psychology Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife NigeriaPublishes 2 times a year
38Journal of Sustainable Development in AfricaClarion University of Pennsylvania, USAPublished outside Africa. Published 4 times a year in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer
39Benin Journal of Social Work and Community DevelopmentDepartment of Social Work, University of Benin, NigeriaPublished 3 times a year beginning 2020
40Journal of Social Work in Developing SocietiesPublished by Department of Social Work, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NigeriaPublished once a year
41African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Jomo Kenyatta University of AgriculturePublished 4 times a year
42Ghana Journal of Development Studies (GJDS)SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, Wa, Upper West Region, GHANAPublished 2 times a year in May and October
43African Journal of Sustainable Development
Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan, NigeriaLast published in 2019. 2 issues a year
44International Journal of Development and Management Review
NigeriaPublished once a year
45IFE PsychologIA
The Ife Centre for Psychological Studies & Services, NigeriaPublished twice a year
46Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
South AfricaTwo issues are published each year
47Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ZJER)UHuman Resources Research Centre (HRRC), Faculty of Education, University of ZimbabwePublishes 3 times a year
48Journal of Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON)Publishes 3 times a year
49Journal of Agricultural Research and DevelopmentDepartment of Animal production Faculty of Agriculture University of Ilorin Ilorin, NigeriaOnce a year
50South African Journal of Agricultural Extension
South AfricaLast published in 2019. 2 times a year
51Journal of Sociology and DevelopmentSt. Augustine University of Tanzania, Department of SociologyOnce a year
52Africa InsightAfrica Institute of South Africa.Quarterly
53The Zambia Social Science Journal Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, ZambiaPublished 2 times a year. last published in 2018.
54Mtafiti Mwafrika (African Researcher)Centre for African Studies (CAS), Uganda Martyrs University, UgandaInactive. Last published in 2017.
55Institute of Social Work JournalInstitute of Social Work, TanzaniaPublishes 2 times a year. No single article verified. Publishes several fields in one journal – Social Work, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Labour Relations and Public Management and other business-related fields

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